I had some extra summer squash or good ol yellow squash around and wanted to incorporate it into a hearty dinner somehow. Usually I would just saute it and serve it on the side, but I have done that too many times and it is sort of boring. This was a quick and easy way to use something as simple as squash in a new and tasty way.
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We received all three of the title ingredients in one of our last CSA pick-ups of the year and I figured out a way to use them all in one dish! I think that should get me some bonus points, don’t you? I made a creamy, comfort food style soup, jazzing it up with some cheese and bacon to really maximize the flavors. Making this soup involved very few steps.
What exactly am I looking at you ask? This is obviously a turkey breast on an indirect heat charcoal grill with a blanket woven of bacon on top of it. Obviously. I wanted to squeeze in some good grilling as the season was about to close and a cheap turkey breast from Wholey’s (about $14 for this 8 pound double breast) offered a great opportunity. I have made this before by roasting the turkey and have indirect heat grilled a whole turkey, so the bacon was what differentiated this post from the others.
It’s exactly what it seems like it is. I took bacon and cooked and chopped it along with cubed extra sharp cheddar cheese and worked them into patties with some seasoning. Simple, quick, and highly effective!
If you know me or have been following, mac n cheese is one of my favorite dishes, one of the first things that I mastered, and comes up fairly often (Gruyere and Broccoli version, Fire version). I have experimented with some different combinations and this was another, bacon and fresh jalapenos. I also used Dreamfields low carb pasta (coupon and info here). Check another addition to the growing mac n cheese library!
I once saw a Diners, Drive Ins and Dives episode that featured a place that made cheeseburger soup and I wanted to make it really badly. Something about it sounded so good to me, but time wore on and I kind of forgot about it. Recently, I saw that one the blogs I frequent featured their own recipe for cheeseburger soup and since the recipe was right there and all I decided to go for it… and I am so happy I did! I am still thinking about it and I made it quite a while ago 🙂
You see that gravy on the plate there? I have been calling it liquid gold because it was so, so good. You will be licking your plate clean, I can almost guarantee it. We recently received a Staub and this is another recipe from Molly Steven’s All About Braising using the cocotte. This was definitely a dish of a lot of firsts for me. This was the first time I ever cooked a whole chicken before, made stuffing from scratch (cooked inside the bird), and made such a delicious pan sauce. This may have been the best thing I ever made and it really was not too difficult at all. Like the pot roast it entailed many steps and a good few hours, but nothing was too technical or intimidating to take on. Again, this was a time consuming Sunday cooking event. I tried to time it so we ate before the AFC Championship game, but it took a little longer than expected and we ate at half time. Luckily since the Steelers had taken such a big lead my nerves were calm enough that I was able to eat!
We are big fans of roasted cauliflower so when I saw this recipe for ‘bacon-flower soup‘ on Aarti’s blog I was instantly intrigued. Aarti won the show- “Next Food Network Star” and she is a food blogger in addition to being a TV chef nowadays. Pretty cool. This was the first recipe of her’s I’ve tried. Overall it went well despite having to google what a “rasher of bacon” was. Other than that though it was very easy to follow and the soup was good. Very interesting flavors all around.
Slow cooker meals are great, set them up, stir a few times, and do what you need to until you are ready. The comma in the title is important because this is turkey and bacon chili, not to be confused with turkey bacon. I am always trying to improvise my chili recipes and combined a few favorites into one with this easy slow cooker winter dish.
It has been a tradition for many years to make rogies on Christmas. My mom has a recipe that has been passed down to her through family for years. This is a typical eastern European/Pittsburgh dish that I wanted to fully learn and record. It is a lot of work to make them if you make everything from scratch like we did but there are some corners that could be cut. Either way, they are a great comfort and holiday food that can be eaten at anytime too.